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Nir Kay Revives 80s Synth Pop with Their Latest Pioneering Hit “I Saw It Coming”

With up and coming Alt Pop artist Nir Kay’s latest single “I Saw It Coming” there’s a sweet juxtaposition of Pop styles which allows Pop to undergo a brand-new evolution while immersing you in familiar vintage tones.

The instantly accessible single offers punchy modern Jangle Pop melodies alongside the nostalgia of 80s Power Pop ballads. Nir Kay teamed up with Nicole Swiecka to borrow her deft vocals, and they proved to be the perfect fit for the soulful instrumentals which served up plenty of Funk and groove in the Synth Pop hit. I Saw It Coming carries some reminiscences to 80s icons such as Madonna, but Nir Kay’s sound is well and truly their own.

You can check out Nir Kay’s single I Saw It Coming which was released on September 6th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Osmunda Music – Love Will Overcome: Transfixingly Resonant 80s Inspired Electronica

Fans of the Human League are sure to appreciate the second soulfully spacy Electronic Synth Pop album from up and coming artist Osmunda Music “Love Will Overcome”.

There’s no better introduction to Osmunda Music’s approach to 80s infused Pop than the title track which, as you can imagine from the title, spills plenty of inspiring lyricism. But instead of simply feeding you powerful lyrics, Osmunda Music has allowed the sentiment to resonate around the transfixing rhythms as the chorus almost becomes a mantra.

Even though the 80s influence on the track remains palpable throughout, the mellifluous melodies found in Love Will Overcome are still the perfect fit in your contemporary ambient electronica playlists.

You can check out Love Will Overcome along with the rest of Osmunda Music’s album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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FISCHER-Z – Big Wide World; A Special Kind Of Classic Song

Fischer-Z, the band of John Watts – who has had a career spanning 41 years – boasts 20 albums and over 3000 shows spanning the globe with Fischer-Z, their latest EP – F01 – released on April 6th will be available in a truly unique way; the F-Card – effectively a USB credit card.

This is a song that exudes the perfect aura of an 80s classic hot record in its pure form. For those who haven’t heard of the name ‘Fischer-Z’ before now, this is the perfect introduction you need to get accustomed to the awesome beat of John Watts’ band.

Fischer-Z’s glamorous career has many highlights, having performed alongside some of the biggest names in music: James Brown in East Berlin, touring with the likes of Dire Straits and The Police and making an appearance on stage on the late Bob Marley’s final tour.

There are four cards set to be released, each boasting unique add-ons from live clips, exclusive offers to a selection of songs. F01, the first to be released contains three songs, Big Wide World, No Bohemia and Vitriol Skies.

And the album first start kicked off with ‘Big Wide World’. An interesting song that started with the baritone that’s meshed in a sonorous melody. The singer recollects  his past life experience and how much he missed some part of his younger self.

“Take me home mama, I’ll do what I am told”….Yeah we are do have those “I need a break” teen moments, here in this song, the artist’s reminiscence of his own teen moment is what inspired the song with a hook as soothing like this one.

Not to forget in a hurry, the backup singer whose vocals splashed on the hook of the song did a fantastic work as well. If you enjoy classic or probably a song that sound like an 80’s pop classic, then this song is the best Easter gift you should give yourself now.

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